Student Essay Competition On The Topic Of Responsible Management
Collaboration Source:
  • Other
Collaboration Type:
  • Competitions

Under Project № 18-2014 “Principles for responsible management education – a concept to be intertwined in economics, management and administration curricula” funded by the state subsidy for scientific work intrinsic to D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, pursuant to Order № 9/08.08.2003

  1. Long-term business survival and responsible management?   
  2. Why must organizations – from businesses through governments, from schools through universities – practise responsible management?
  3. The responsible management.
  4. Responsible management and corruption.
  5. Responsible management and poverty.
  6. Responsible management and sustainable development?
  7. Your readiness to practice responsible management.
  8. Is the IKEA responsible management model applicable in every organization?
  9. Responsible management and/or ethical behaviour?
  10. You choose – a profit-driven corporation or a social entrepreneurship organization?
  11. On 13th September 1970 The New York Times Magazine published Milton Friedman’s article on “TheSocial Responsibility of Business is to Increase Its Profit” ( How would you comment it today, 44 years later?
  12. Collaboration between companies and communities in fighting poverty – suggestions and successful practices. 

Participation in the competition:
The competition is open to Bulgarian and foreign students studying in the Bachelor and Master degree in local and foreign universities interested in economics and management.

Competition guidelines:
Length of the essay – up to 3600 characters or 2 standard pages.
The deadline for submitting essays at is 20th October, 2014.
Each author can participate with one essay. Authors should indicate their names and surnames, university, major, course, faculty number and address for feedback.

The essays will be judged by a jury of professors from the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics – Svishtov and professors from foreign universities involved in the project. The participants whose essays are selected will receive certificates of participation and their essays will be published.

Official languages:
Bulgarian and English

The PRMЕ (PrinciplesforResponsibleManagementEducation) initiative is based on 6 main principles:

  • Principle 1. Purpose: Developing the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.
  • Principle 2. Values: Incorporating into the academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.
  • Principle 3 Method: Creating educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.
  • Principle 4. Research: Engaging in conceptual and empirical research that involves the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.
  • Principle 5. Partnership: Interacting with managers of business corporations to extend the knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.
  • Principle 6. Dialogue: Facilitating and supporting dialogue and debate among educators, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organizations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.

This initiative started during the Annual Meeting of the Global Compact in Geneva in 2007.
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